$275,000 FOR EMPLOYEE NOT PERMITTED TO RETURN TO WORK WHILE DISABLED
Our client worked for a company for about 23 years. In 2013, she began treating with a doctor for various health issues, but her doctor permitted her to continue working so long as she worked within her physical limitations related to her health issues. In response, her employer forced her to take a medical leave of absence. Over time, our client repeatedly attempted to return to work, but her employer refused to permit her to return on account of her disability. They wanted her to return without any limitations. We filed a lawsuit alleging that she had been terminated, although her employer had never affirmatively fired her. Ultimately, we were able to get our client back to work and the employer later agreed to pay $275,000 to settle.